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Mission: Employable

Aug 5, 2021

This episode is all about ways employers can recruit skilled workers in a tight labor market. David Ottavianelli, Director of Strategic Projects and Labor Relations at John Deere, shares strategies for building a local talent pipeline that could help you retain talent within your company.

Aug 3, 2021

In this episode, learn about the Junior Achievement program, which helps students gain real-world experience as early as kindergarten. Junior Achievement president Ryan Osborn talks about how the program uses simulations to help students gain experience with business ownership, finance, and life skills to use beyond...

Jul 29, 2021

We’re highlighting the Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) program to learn how communities and businesses can support students as they start their professional journey after high school. Laurie Phelan, iJAG President and CEO, explains how the program helps empower, develop, and inspire students from diverse...

Jul 27, 2021

This episode focuses on the next generation of young Iowans and how the trades could help them find a high-demand career that sparks their interest. Home Builders of Des Moines Executive Officer Dan Knoup shares how the association does that by connecting Iowans with career training and education opportunities in the...

Jul 22, 2021

Tune in to part three of our special episode series about the Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) program. We will hear from CAPS students about how the program helped them find their career interests and a path after high school.